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The Hindenburg: The Fiery Crash of a German Airship
     

The Hindenburg: The Fiery Crash of a German Airship

by Kathleen W. Deady
 

Describes the giant airship called the Hindenburg, and the events that led up to its explosive crash on a New Jersey airfield in 1937. Includes information on the effects the disaster had on airship travel.

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Describes the giant airship called the Hindenburg, and the events that led up to its explosive crash on a New Jersey airfield in 1937. Includes information on the effects the disaster had on airship travel.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Countless books have been written, for all age levels, speculating on the causes, the results, and possible political implications of the end of the Hindenburg. This one gives the most basic facts about the construction and use of dirigible aircraft and a few theories as to the cause of the crash of this specific one. There is no cohesive organizational plan to this work, resulting in a jumble of statements. Victoria Sherrow's The Hindenburg Disaster (Enslow, 2002) covers much of the same material in a more comprehensive and lively manner. In Exxon Valdez, the tragic oil spill off the Alaska coast in 1989 is explored in a simple manner. Following the format of the series, some basic facts are noted along with background information regarding both the oil industry and the specific ship. The ecological impact of the breakup of the Valdez is discussed but a statement such as "The damage from the spill still affects many animal populations today" does not even hint at the scope of the disaster. In a listing of useful addresses, the United States Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency are noted, but there is no suggestion as to why they should be contacted. Both books have numerous full-color and black-and-white photos. Adequate, but not first purchases.-Eva Elisabeth VonAncken, Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling, NY Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736813211
Publisher:
Edge Books
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Series:
Disaster! Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
8 - 9 Years

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